At ProKids, there are as many reasons to volunteer as there are volunteers. Each Court Appointed Special Advocate, also known as a CASA Volunteer, is prepared and supported by passionate ProKids staff members.
After completing training as a CASA Volunteer, a CASA Manager works with the volunteer to advocate for a specific child or children in the same family. Together with a ProKids staff attorney, they ensure that abused and neglected children have someone who is looking out for their best interest.
They typically spend about two hours a week, time which might include visiting with the child, the foster parents or biological relatives; exchanging emails with a teacher or therapist; calling a Job & Family Services caseworker to coordinate care; or attending court hearings.
Generally, all of this is scheduled at the volunteer’s convenience – even court hearings are scheduled around the CASA Volunteer’s needs.
The first step to serving as a CASA Volunteer is to attend a ProKids Snapshot, a special introductory presentation.
Discover how volunteering can make a difference in your life…. and in the life of abused and neglected children in our community.
What CASA Volunteers say: